10.31.2011 0

Maybe it’s just me

By Rick Manning — Maybe it’s just me, but is anyone else wondering if Harry Reid is the best the Senate Democrats can do?  Of course with Dick Durbin and Charlie Schumer waiting in the wings, maybe he is.

Maybe it’s just me, but is anyone else more than a little bit uncomfortable with the Occupy protesters anti-Semitic signs and the fact that people like former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren are very comfortable embracing them?

Is anyone else concerned that the excitement over the European debt deal is predicated on potentially the International Monetary Fund backstopping the losses — meaning U.S. taxpayers would be on the hook to bail out European bankers for making bad bets on socialist governments in southern Europe.

Or how the Obama Administration can ignore the North Dakota economic success story built around oil drilling and the robust economic activity including the creation of thousands of jobs, favoring instead taxpayer supported “green” companies like Solyndra that are failing faster than they can cash the taxpayer checks?

Or whether Attorney General Eric Holder is going to be booted from the Obama Administration due to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal before Energy Secretary Steven Chu resigns over the venture socialist Solyndra scandal?

Or how the most “transparent” Administration in history could be proposing rules that would allow government agencies to dodge inconvenient Freedom of Information Act requests by simply lying and telling the media and others that the requested materials don’t exist?

Or how Notre Dame University reconciles their image with the head football coach who publicly berates his players on national television?

Or how it is the Governor of the State of Maryland could in good conscience run a political campaign attacking his Republican opponent for raising vehicle registration fees and establishing a tax on flushing your toilet (at the behest of environmentalists) and less than a year later propose expanding these very taxes?

Or how Obama’s White House is overrun by major campaign contributors all who seem to be getting financial stimulus grants, yet Obama’s campaign maintains the fiction that they are ethically superior since they don’t take lobbyist contributions.

Or why the recently graduated Occupy protesters are in public parks rather than in front of the Administration buildings on their college campuses protesting that they were charged top tuition dollar for an education that hasn’t prepared them to get a job?

Maybe it’s just me, but is anyone else wondering what Aerosmith lead singer and American Idol judge Steven Tyler’s publicist was thinking in releasing the Halloweenesque photo of Tyler after his fall in the shower?

Just wondering?

Rick Manning is the Director of Communications for Americans for Limited Government. You can follow Rick on Twitter at @RManning957.

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